We all know the expression…….
Good things come to those that wait
But what if we are tired of waiting? What if we have no patience? What if it comes in the wrong package? The wrong size? The wrong XYZ?
As a baker and gardener, I know the importance of waiting.
Waiting for the dough to rise….
Waiting for the cake to cool before icing.
Waiting for the marshmallows to set.
As a gardener, I also know the importance of putting in the work and waiting. Planting in the fall. Months and months go by and nothing. Seeing the buds grow in the the Spring. Patience and waiting for finally a full bloom.
So with all that being said, it’s not like I don’t have patience. That I don’t know that really good things do come to those that wait even if it might not be as expected.
I will wait for baked goods.
I will wait for flowers.
I will even wait for family, friends, kids and on and on the list goes….
So why am I so impatient with myself?
Why do I expect results immediately? Why do after just a brief amount of time do I stop waiting, maybe give up, change plans, and move on to something else? The self fulfilling prophecies. Maybe it’s time to learn a little more patience.